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Category Archives: Architect Licensing


Surfside Condo Architect Suspended In 1960s For Incompetency

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

When a building collapses for unknown reasons, people often look to contractors, designers, architects, and others involved to find the source of the issue. Architects especially have a huge role during the planning and design phases. If they don’t do things in an ethical manner, they can face license suspension and other penalties. This… Read More »


Fighting Sexual Harassment in the Architecture Field

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Sexual harassment is unfortunately a common practice in the professional world. Women in distinguished careers are often harassed by men, especially in male-driven industries such as architecture. The #MeToo movement encouraged women to speak up about the mistreatment they have faced. In 2017, this led movie stars to speak out against famous movie producer… Read More »


Death Chambers: Legal Issues for Architects

By David P. Rankin, P.A. |

Architects have a duty to promote the safety and welfare of the public. Their buildings, roads, bridges and other creations cannot be inherently dangerous. They cannot create things that will intentionally harm others or else they could face punishment such as fines and license suspension. So what happens when architects are asked to create… Read More »